Schooley Mitchell has a strong focus on community involvement. Business Optimization Specialist Jerry Pollio takes pride in being part of the following organizations in his area:
Rotary House International – MD Anderson Cancer Center
The Jesse H. Jones Rotary House International is a full-service hotel, dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of MD Anderson patients and their families while in Houston visiting the world-renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center.
The Rotary Club of Houston hosts events on the first Wednesday of every month for patients staying at the Rotary House while being treated for cancer.
Photo taken at Rotary House International in Houston, Texas. Rotary President Elect Tom Vann (center) and Jerry Pollio (second from right) pose with MD Anderson Cancer Center patients.
Rotary Lombardi Award
The Rotary Lombardi Award is hosted by the Rotary Club of Houston and benefits the American Cancer Society. The Award was initiated by the Rotary Club in 1970 shortly after the death of Vince Lombardi to cancer. Rotary Lombardi Award is a member of the National College Football Awards Association. In 2010, Energy Magazine’s CEO, Richard Slemaker, served as chairman of this prestigious award.
The Rotary Lombardi Award goes annually to the college football lineman — offense or defense — who, in addition to outstanding performance and ability, best exemplifies the discipline of Vince Lombardi. As the legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers, Lombardi first made a name for himself as the smallest but toughest member of Fordham University’s “Seven Blocks of Granite,” renowned in their day (1934-37) for being the most unyielding line in college football.
The Rotary Club of Houston – International Committee
Jerry Pollio is a member of The Rotary Club of Houston and serves on their International Services Committee. International Services encompasses efforts to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the world and to promote world understanding and peace. It includes everything from contributing to Polio Plus to helping Rotary Youth Exchange students adjust to their host countries.
Guests from Taiwan who will be hosting the 2016 Rotary Exchange Trip.
Jerry Pollio (right) poses with the Humanitarian Service Award alongside Director Angie Jimenez and a fellow Rotary member.